Island astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.
July has some exciting changes – Mercury turns direct on July 1. You can now take giant steps forward into the future. This ends a long series of retrograde planets that has been going on since January.
Jupiter ends his sojourn in Cancer, the sign where he is happiest and most expansive. He has been there since the end of June of last year. He enters July to bring a year of opportunity to Leos and other fire signs. Jupiter in Leo helps you open up your heart and gives you the confidence to create in your own individual way. His last visit to Leo was in 2002-2003.
Saturn ends his retrograde period in mid-July and thus begins to end the stress he has been giving to those with to those with planets in 16-20 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius. He moves forward to enter Sagittarius at Christmastime.
Mars finally leaves Libra. He has been there since December and it’s time for a change. Mars in Scorpio can bring out the dark side of people but is great for concentration and research.
Monday, June 30 – Moon in Leo. This is the last day of Mercury’s retrograde phase so hold back and pick fun over work, if you can. Meet with friends for lunch and enjoy the day. Take the kids out for a special treat. Stay away from the garden except to weed. Try to complete this month’s personal projects with a creative flair. Open your heart to receive.
Tuesday, July 1 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 5:24 pm. Mercury turns direct at 8:50 am. Even though Mercury flips around early in the morning, you want to treat today as if he is still retrograde because the moon is Void-of-Course for the whole workday. Finish up your old work and find time to have some fun. Play with the kids and have fun.
Wednesday, July 2 – Moon in Virgo. This is the day you’ve been waiting for. You can put your plans in action and start a new things to do list. It’s a good day to do things like begin a new job, hire someone, buy office equipment, and get organized. You’ll see life in a clear light and can make good decisions. Weed the garden.
Thursday, July 3 – Moon in Virgo. You can be productive and feel good about what you accomplish. Work long hours so you can enjoy the holiday weekend. Finish up doing the damage control for last month’s mistakes. Make a list of what you want to do this summer and decide when you will do it. Call for doctor, dentist, and vet appointments.
Friday, July 4 – Moon in Libra. It’s a good moon for a holiday. Go out and celebrate with your friends and neighbors. The Sun and Pluto have their yearly standoff which can cause upheavals. Be alert for anything suspicious and stay safe. Use care if you set off fireworks, literally and emotionally, as simmering family issues can erupt today. Err to the side of caution.
Saturday, July 5 – Moon in Libra. You’ll feel undercurrents from things said and done yesterday. Calm your nerves by planting more flowers. Continue enjoying the holiday. Try to find time to get some quality one-on-one time with your partner. Do something special to make the relationship more exciting.
Sunday, July 6 – Moon in Libra, VC from 11:31 am until 3:34 pm when it enters Scorpio. Have a lazy day. Relax and enjoy just not doing much. Meet friends for a picnic or potluck dinner or at a favorite restaurant. Tour the nurseries and find interesting plants for your garden. Today is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. Do an act of kindness in his honor.